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Plants, Symbolic and Practical, in Human Affairs


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: 3 Fridays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and 9

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon    

Leader:  Paul W. Cox

Tuition: $45 / 3 sessions

Register By: Sept. 18

Enrollment: 12 min. / 16 max.

Discover the importance of plants in literature, commerce and medicine, as well as in filling basic human needs. Enjoy a slide show and lecture the first session, followed by two guided walks at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. A plant list will be provided for each walk. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat, water, sunscreen and snacks. Participants pay the entrance fee to the Botanical Garden.

About the Instructor: Paul W. Cox has served San Antonio as botanist for over 30 years. An alumnus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Paul is an international speaker on horticulture, native plants, endangered plant species, prehistoric flora and tropical plants and has named and released many new plants. He serves as master naturalist instructor on botany, tree identification and horticulture. He is senior co-author with Patty Leslie Pasztor of Texas Trees-A Friendly Guide, winner of two awards for significant contribution to horticulture.